For employee requests for a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the Procedures for Faculty and Staff to Request a Disability/Medical and/or Religious Exemption from the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement supersede University Policy 6.13.8 and are located on the Working During COVID-19 website.
Cornell University has an enduring commitment to supporting equality of employment opportunity by affirming the values of diversity and inclusiveness. This commitment includes embracing religious diversity. As part of this commitment, the university will make good faith efforts to provide a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief, unless the university believes such an accommodation would create an undue hardship or is contrary to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Your local college or unit Human Resources representative.
October 12, 2021: Clarified statement about COVID-19 exemption process and updated office names.
October 8, 2021: Updated with procedures for employee requests for exemptions from COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
February 9, 2021: Fixed broken links and updated office names.
January 7, 2020: Updated responsible office, associated changes to contacts, roles, and responsibilities. No substantive changes.